Michael Leiter

Michael E. Leiter served as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) until July 2011. As the director of NCTC, Leiter led the primary organization in the U.S. government for analysis and integration of all terrorism intelligence—both domestically and overseas. Before joining NCTC, Leiter served as the deputy chief of Staff for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Prior to his service with the ODNI, Leiter served as the deputy general counsel and assistant director of the President’s Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (the “Robb-Silberman Commission”). From 2002 until 2005, he served with the Department of Justice as an assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he prosecuted a variety of crimes, including narcotics offenses, organized crime and racketeering, capital murder and money laundering.